PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Winners

The PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography is awarded for excellence in the art of biography. The inaugural award was conferred in 2008. ...more

Winners

Looking for Lorraine: The R...

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2019)
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Richard Nixon: The Life

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2018)
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Black Elk: The Life of an A...

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2017)
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Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2016)
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The Queen's Bed: An Intimat...

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2015)
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Holding On Upside Down: The...

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2014)
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The Black Count: Glory, Rev...

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2013)
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Catherine the Great: Portra...

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2012)
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Cleopatra: A Life

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2011)
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Koestler: The Literary and ...

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2010)
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Everything Is Cinema: The W...

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2009)
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Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice

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Berenice Abbott: A Life in ...

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PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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Making Oscar Wilde

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"We Met in Paris": Grace Fr...

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After Emily: Two Remarkable...

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Invisible: The Forgotten St...

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Chalk: The Art and Erasure ...

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Patriot Number One: America...

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Neruda: The Biography of a ...

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Visionary Women: How Rachel...

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Martin Luther: Renegade and...

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Housman Country: Into the H...

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The Far Away Brothers: Two ...

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The Kelloggs: The Battling ...

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The Trials of a Scold: The ...

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Lenin the Dictator

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You Say to Brick: The Life ...

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Chester B. Himes: A Biography

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Grant

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